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Accountable Care Organization

Park Nicollet participates in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This ACO model was started by the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2016. Accountable Care Organizations are groups of healthcare providers who provide coordinated high quality care to their patients. Learn more about ACO models.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
 

ACO name, location and hours

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO
5050 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACO primary contact

Donna Zimmerman
donna.j.zimmerman@healthpartners.com
952-883-5377

No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

Next Generation ACO Officers:

Kristi Lyon
VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet Health Services
President, Director and Chair, Voting Director

Barb Tretheway
Secretary

Catherine Lenagh
Treasurer

Steve Connelly, MD
President Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Health Services
NGACO Participant, Voting Director

James Wheeler, DO
Nephrology Division Medical Director, Park Nicollet Health Services
NGACO Participant, Voting Director

Kristen Kopski, MD
Regional Medical Director, Primary Care, Park Nicollet Health Services
NGACO Participant, Voting Director

Barb Stodola
Beneficiary Representative and Consumer Advocate,
Voting Director

Key Clinical and Administrative Leaders (Next Generation ACO Steering Committee):

Courtney Bibee
VP Care Group Compliance Officer, HealthPartners, Committe Member

Donna Zimmerman
Senior VP Government and Community Relations,
HealthPartners
Sponsor & Committee Member

James Wheeler, DO
Nephrology Division Medical Director, Park Nicollet Committee Member

Gena Graves
Sr. Director, Care Management and Coordination, HealthPartners & Park Nicollet Care Groups
Committee Member

Kody Koepke
Director of Pricing and Data Analysis, Park Nicollet
Committee Member

Kris Kopski, MD
Regional Medical Director, Primary Care, Park Nicollet
Committee Member

Chad Heim
VP Health Informatics, HealthPartners
Committee Member

Kristen Schroeder
Sr. Project Manager, Park Nicollet
Committee Coordinator

Types for ACO participants or combinations of participants who formed the ACO:

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

  • Agreement Period beginning 2016, Performance Year 1: -$691,498.56
  • Agreement Period beginning 2017, Performance Year 2: $3,588,459

Proportion of Shared Savings distributed to Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers: 0%

How Shared Savings are Distributed
Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%

Payment Rule Waivers
Park Nicollet utilizes the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Waiver with these facilities:

  • MN Masonic – Bloomington
  • Presbyterian Homes of Lake Minnetonka Shores
  • St. Gertrude’s – Shakopee
  • Colonial Acres
  • Presbyterian Homes Bloomington
  • Ambassador Good Samaritan – New Hope
  • The Villa – St. Louis Park